Upcoming Events

Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.

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All ISM Events
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Sep 26 2020 - 12:00pm to Sep 27 2020 - 12:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
This overnight workshop is a sequel to Wilderness Survival 1.0. Through hands-on experience, participants will implement the skills and knowledge gained during the 1.0 session.
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Oct 1 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
On October 1, the program will highlight the importance of the Illinois native white-tailed deer.
Oct 17 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

Artist Riva Lehrer and graphite work "If Body, Dress"
Sep 23 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Riva Lehrer in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.
Night Creatures Logo
Oct 2 2020 - 9:00am to Oct 5 2020 - 7:00pm
Whooo’s awake after dark? As we are starting to go to bed, a whole other world is waking up. Learn who’s awake at night and how they have adapted to their nighttime world.
Oct 8 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) is the work of many American museums today, but just a few years ago, very few major museums were conscious of the need to be inclusive.